Tag - Refugees

The human cost of European hypocrisy on Libya

By Matteo de Bellis

When he saw boats in the distance, Issa knew he was going to live. It was July 2014 and he had spent hours in the sea, clinging to a plastic petrol container while women, men and children drowned around him. Read More

Europe’s Libyan gamble

By Karlos Zurutuza

The EU has pinned its hopes on cooperation with a deeply unstable Libya and a ragtag, resource-poor coast guard as it seeks to show it can control migration in a year of major elections in countries including France, Germany and the Netherlands. Read More

Refugee child abuse rampant in Libya

Thousands of refugee children are being abused, exploited and arbitrarily detained in Libya, UNICEF reports. Refugee children and women are routinely suffering sexual violence, exploitation, abuse and detention along the Central Mediterranean migration route, UNICEF warned in a new report. Read More